Monday, May 23, 2011
Kobo Announces New eReader Touch Edition
Kobo has announced the Kobo eReader Touch Edition, a 6 inch eInk reader equipped with wifi and a touch screen, with a list price of $129. It continues Kobo's steady progress in building the strong alternative to offerings by Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
This product seems directly aimed at the Sony Reader Touch edition, which lacks wifi and retails for $229-- $100 more than the Kobo.
Sony has set a pretty high standard for eReader touchscreen usability, and it will be interesting to see how the Kobo measures up after it reaches the market in "early June".